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Carson Yeung

Carson Yeung is President of the Board at Birmingham City FC, and is also the President of the owning company, Birmingham International Holdings.


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The Ownership We Deserve

With Jeremy Wray’s takeover of Birmingham City seemingly stalled once again people online have questioned whether BIH want to sell the club. Although there is undoubtedly difficulties in selling the club due to the intertwined nature of its finances with BIH and the hoops that the regulatory authorities want BIH to jump through, one does wonder if there is other reasons for the continued delay in news let alone a sale.

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The More Things Change…

The weird thing with moving away from Birmingham is how easy it is to disconnect with what is going on at St Andrews. You may have noticed that in the last couple of days that there has been no updates on site and I’ve been quiet on social media and in the comments. Admittedly, a lot has to do with the changes in my worklife but I’ve also noticed how easy it is not to care so much about football when you’re not immersed in it.

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Not the Right News

Birmingham City made Clayton Donaldson their ninth signing of the season yesterday. The 30-year-old striker scored 18 goals for Brentford last season and is looking to make the step up to the Championship and score more goals in the Blue of Birmingham.

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“Unbelievably Complicated”

It’s now one week since the self-imposed deadline of three weeks due diligence has elapsed, and Birmingham City seem no closer to having new investment. Although there can be announcements on the HKSE until 11pm HKT (4pm BST), it does seem unlikely that there will be any major announcement today as there has been no halt called on trading of shares.

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Rumours of HKSE Investigation Into BIH Over Delayed Accounts.

Sources from Hong Kong indicate that Birmingham International Holdings have been asked to answer questions surrounding the prolonged audit for their 2011 accounts. The accounts in question were finally released a year and a half late amid controversy over a consultancy agreement between Carson Yeung and Peter Pannu.

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Carson Yeung Given Two Weeks to Prepare to Defend New Lawsuit

Carson Yeung’s lawyers were back in court this morning as the imprisoned former President of Birmingham City was given two weeks to prepare his defence against a civil action raised against him for an unpaid debt.

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BIH Announce Change of Company Secretary

Birmingham International Holdings today made an announcement to the stock exchange about a change of company secretary. Chow Hiu Tung, who was appointed company secretary in December 2012 has resigned to be replaced by Wong Wai Kwok, effective April 23.

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Carson’s Confiscation Hearing

Edit: 13:10 BST 02 April: I have been told in the last five minutes that the hearing will be adjourned until after the appeal

Carson Yeung is back in court tomorrow to hear if the Hong Kong authorities will be able to confiscate his assets. Carson’s assets were frozen by a restraint order shortly after he was arrested and with his conviction now secured the Department of Justice will move to take them from him.

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Carson Yeung Files Appeal

Carson Yeung today has officially lodged his appeal against his money laundering conviction. The 54-year-old former Blues supremo was convicted of five counts of money laundering on March 3 and sentenced to six years imprisonment.

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Carson Yeung, Great Luck and the Sale of BCFC

It’s been three weeks now since Carson was convicted of money laundering and as yet there has been no significant change to the ownership structure of Birmingham City – particularly with the deal to hive off 12% to Beijing Liangzhu failing. With this in mind and having read some of the stuff doing the rounds on social media I thought I would share with you some thoughts.

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  • JeffHallsClock

    Re Due Diligence this can be a lengthy process typically would take about a month…..but with our track record I dare say the auditors will want to be doubly sure.
    Once due diligence is completed there often follows a period of negotiation to adjust for any unexpected findings from both sides!
    So in summary I still wouldn’t expect any news for at least another month or more – we are now in a silent period as neither party are at liberty to discuss pending results as anny discussion could potentially affect competitive offers or business standing in the stock exchange. Whoever it is at the moment are only POTENTIAL suitors
    Hope this helps.

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